Tuesday Morning began with a therapeutic session that included an elbow in my back. My upper traps and mid thoracic in general were a complete Sh*Thouse.
Been hunched over on some righteous single track lately. I have a new 1 hour loop that I like to tackle on my lunch break. My bike enables me the freedom to enjoy the outdoors. Focusing on controlling the 575 with my hips and gaining confidence through those bone dry sandy washes. Then, the sweet score!!! The Blue Heron section that was engulfed by the Mighty colorado has opened up. On To Loma I Cruise
Now, just before my 40th, I raced in the Iron Horse Classic. You basically race the steam powered train from Durango to Silverton Colorado. I am brining this up because I topped 47.8 mph descending off Coal Bank Pass. Let me tell you, that kinda speed on a bike is totally stressful. So you could imagine I stoked I was with my 26th placement BUT no way could I possibly fathom 48, let alone 53mph!! Thats Impressive & Totally Out of My League
|Can You See That Face - Thank You iPhone6
Rode over to the recycling center with a majority of the first weeks stash with the twins in town as well. Ready for this??? 7 Pounds of Aluminum, 3 six packs of bottles, One Pendleton bottle, and not pictured are the 4 red wine bottles. Only During Dinner
Needless to say, we be enjoying happy hour. So back to Tuesday. Quickly loaded the car after receiving the much needed body work. Jumped on I-70 East with the windows down and tunes at high frequency output. Oh Phuc Me!!!! Dead Stop Due To A ROCKSLIDE!!! With motors off ( except for the rich SUV or California plates ) doors open, I decided that it was beer thirty. So I popped the hatch, pulled out my chair, cracked a brew, and tried to hide from Mr Sunshine. High 90's On Asphalt, Joy
So three cars back, two young gals and a fully tattooed dude came over to join. " Are You Really Drinking Beer?" He Asked. With A Brew In My Huggie, I was obviously playing the discreet card," Its How I Roll On My Birthday." We sat, laughed, and shared birthday stories for almost a full 3 hours on I-70. Hurry Up & Wait
|Boy Dog - U Were So With Me During This Trip
I finally arrived in Frisco and get this. The photo above is the moment when Amber the Human arrived and was happily greeted by Yellow Orange Blue Purple. I wanted to be all pissy about my travels but Amber the Human was rerouted by a rock mediation section and then was stuck in the same slide as I. Her trip was 7 hours compared to my 5. See, someone always has it worse than me/you.
Yellow Orange Blue Purple & I waited patiently on the balcony of the Best Western while sipping a beautifully oak smoked Tequila on ice. We had a perfect view of our friends and The Cheese were on fire. Round The Wheel for an opener was BRILLIANT. Amber the Human pulled in during Johnny Cash, second song, such timing she has.
The three of us were together again. The entire first set was filled with chilly tequila tasters, non stop chatting, and friends being friends. Its Always The Best With Your Friends. The Cheese belted out an ideal jam filled first sets and Amber the Human says, " I know what the band looks like, I love watching my friends dance down there."
Setlist HERE from that night
I even scored a girl dog for the set. Her owners were like," Dude, She Doesn't Just Sit On Anyones Lap." She clearly liked me and felt at ease when I sat to her level. She was rather comfortable with me and made herself at home in my lap. But when I gave her a biscuit, Night Over!! The Cheese continued to tease Shakedown Street, Oye Como Va, & the timeless Boogie On Reggae Women while our tribe continued our ways from "The Rail" of the BW.
|Amber creating pie iron goodness while the old camp stove worked its wonders again
The three of us headed towards the venue during set break. I walked with YOBP as Amber has her laminate, we enter from different locations but jelly rolled our field trip into the friends section. The moment skipped a beat for me when The Cheese broke out Until The Music's Is Over. Taking in that jam, remembering when that particular song debuted, and watching the band members connecting was mind bending. I Don't Know How They Do It But Damn Do They Ever Do It
Comments throughout the night are as follows in no particular order
Second Whore Find - oops, Second Hand Score
Have A Groove In Your Heart When Mixing Cocktails
See If Amber Will Wear A Shirt Tonight - oops, Given A New Moose Shirt
He Is A Bit Twisted But Certainly Not Handicapped
and My All Time Time Favorite From The Evening - Puppy Cats & Kitty Dogs
Until The Music Is Over morphed into a deep dreamy Birdland like I have never heard The Cheese go with during that tune. Birdland eventually danced into a beautiful Orange Berry Blossom and that circulated the crowd into a huge wave like ripple. Before I knew what hit me, The Cheese went back into Birdland. Sh*T Fire
After this amazing second set and spending time on the floor with such dynamic friends, The Cheese closed out the second set with Beautiful. I never claimed to be a writer, I can't really describe it, this blog is for my failing memory recall system, but my inners left my body and I rose above the crowd during the middle of Beautiful. I was exactly were I was supposed to be at that magical time frame. Surrounded By Love, Appreciation, And All The Well Executed Precise Musical Notes By The Cheese. SMILING FROM EAR 2 EAR
The night scape of stars allowed Saturn, Mars, AND Jupiter to stand out like sore thumbs. But the best was when my phone buzzed my leg and I thought it would be a B-Day text. I almost let it slip by! Nope, it was a reminder that the Space Station would fly over. And There It Was!! The ISS cruising across the sky. I happily pointed it out for yet another perfect moment. Under a full moon rising over the Tenmile Range, The Cheese dropped the encore with Midnight Moonlight!! The String Cheese Incident, Total Veterans. And This My Friends, Night #1 Of The Tour.
I now leave this entry with this photo. See that BLK Bag???? This was a Christmas gift from about 2002. I ordered a variety of shirts for my friends, cut them into tank tops, sewed the bottoms, and created simple hand bags out of them. Reusable, washable, and stretchy for maxim stuffing. And here we are almost 20 years later and they still have a purpose. Phuc YES
Here is the link, only good until the 25th, from my last show. Its a really entertaining show and the twins hopped on the mic as well. It just so happened to be mid day in Melbourne so a number of their friends were streaming live. Bands include WSP ( for Mr PITT ), The Cheese ( opened the show with Emma's Dream ), CS&N, Cat Stevens, Jethro Tull, The Doors, Triumph, Doobie Brothers, Fleetwood Mac, & A Stellar Remix of a Dire Straits Classic. Just To Name A Few Cuts.
Sending Positive Vibes,